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' room, twenty-four feet by eighteen, with five square windows, has cost ' him some seventy pounds, besides labour; as great a sacrifice or expen'diture perhaps for him, as the whole cost of a cathedral would be to some "that have riches." He was very desirous to have the building conse'crated, and with it the land adjacent, which he and his neighbours had 'marked out for a grave-yard. I felt little or no difficulty about the church, 'but could not consent to consecrate the grave-yard while it had no fence. 'He met that difficulty by engaging to put up a temporary fence of stakes ' and nets to-morrow, and a more substantial one of rails and pickets before 'the winter. Feeling sure that his promise, God willing, would be per' formed, I did not hesitate to grant all his request. He spoke to me with 'much deep and right feeling of a neighbour who had been his chief asso'ciate and assistant in planning and building their church, and whom, after 'watching over and tending in a long illness, as the physician of both body ' and soul, he had lately consigned to his last resting-place, in the grave-yard ' of their own choice. "He had been wild," he said, "in his younger days, 'but for three years he had been an altered character, and before his death 'he told me all he had done wrong." The poor man, it seems, had recog'nised the duty, if not the privilege, of the Apostle's injunction, "Confess 'your faults one to another;" and that other duty and privilege had not 'been forgotten by his friend, "to pray one for another." We walked together to some of the lovely harbours or Arms," as they are called, ' and I was pleased to observe several large patches of land under cultivation, with promising crops of potatoes, &c. I derived much gratification, and I hope some instruction, from my walk.
Saturday, August 13th.-While Mr. Kingwell was employed preparing 'his candidates for Confirmation, and Mr. Freer in measuring and laying 'down the church, grave-yard, and small portion of land for a glebe, I 'journeyed with Mr. Boone in a boat to a neighbouring settlement, called 'Nimrod Tickle (nine miles). We left at half-past eight, and did not reach our destination till two o'clock. We visited all the families, six or seven, 'all happily members of the Church, and remarkably clean and tidy in "their dwellings, &c. Our stay was unfortunately very short, and it was 'well we did not remain longer, as we were four hours in returning. We, however, arrived in time to visit the church and grave-yard, and inspect "the preparations made for to-morrow's holy services. We found the fence ' of nets and stakes duly set up. My lectern was carried into the church, 'to supply both reading-desk and pulpit. A better table also had been placed at the east end, and a stand erected for the "font-basin," that at ' least, in outward things, the Apostle's injunction might be observed, and 'all things be done decently and in order.
12th Sunday after Trinity, August 14th.-The little wooden building was 'duly consecrated and dedicated to the honour of God, and his worship ' and service only, by the name of Christ's Church—and, I trust and 'believe, with all due devotion and readiness of mind, if not with all the formality and circumstance of such services, in more favoured or more 'wealthy localities. A Missionary Bishop, with two Priests and a Deacon, and a few simple-minded and devout fishermen, were perhaps as suitable in setting apart this simple wooden structure, in a remote harbour of Newfoundland, as the more splendid processions of our native country, to
'testify their zeal of God's House, and of His holy name.
tration of the Lord's Supper followed, as I suppose it always does if possible, the consecration of the house, if it does not rather form a part ' of the service. I was thankful to observe the worthy promoter of the church, with all the members of his family who had attained to a proper age (six or seven in number), devoutly attending and partaking together ' of this heavenly feast.
In the afternoon the same parties were all confirmed, as I make no 'scruple of admitting those persons to the Holy Communion in the morn'ing, who are about to be confirmed in the afternoon, according to the 'permission of the Rubric, in reference to those who "are ready and desirous to be confirmed." Grandparents and parents with their children 'took upon themselves, (I hope and believe devoutly and intelligently,) ' and in the presence of the congregation, those vows and promises which they knew to have been binding upon them, and by which they had been bound in their hearts and lives long before. Two children were baptized ' after the second Lesson; and at the conclusion of the service and sermon, the petition for the Consecration having been read in the church, the grave-yard was consecrated, the people walking the bounds, and repeating the Psalms with myself and the other Clergy. The day was warm ' and bright, and the air clear and calm, and Ward's Harbour was blessed ' in a Sabbath with God's richest mercies of nature and grace. I invited 'the worthy planter, with all his family and connexions in the neighbourhood, on board the Church Ship in the evening, to practise Psalmody, in 'which they take much delight, and are very desirous to improve; and they thankfully availed themselves, men and women, of the opportunity; and I entirely believe we complied with the Apostolic precept, both 'speaking to ourselves and to each other in psalms, and hymns, and spiri'tual songs, and singing and making melody in our hearts to the Lord.
They all agreed it was "the beautifullest house" and "beautifullest church" they had ever seen.
Monday, August 15th.-We were favoured with a fair but light wind, and reached Nipper's Harbour before twelve o'clock. The title or name is rather an alarming one, particularly to thin-skinned Southerners, as the Nipper is the largest and most formidable of the mosquitoes; and it 'might be supposed that the Harbour obtained its affix, or distinguishing title, from the number of these tormentors. Probably, in former times, the Harbour was full of wood; but as the wood has diminished till almost none remains, (as is unhappily the case in nearly every inhabited Harbour,) the flies have become less numerous and troublesome; and 'they are every where fewer than usual this summer. The shore or outward face of the rocks, on this side of the Bay, is most barren and forbidding-not less so than Labrador; but concealed behind or within this 'iron-work are beautiful coves and bights, well wooded, and with abundance of wild grass and other vegetation, and, where there are inhabitants, potatoes and other garden produce. Mr. Kingwell, who followed us in his boat, arrived soon enough to accompany Mr. Boone, and to visit the people on shore, and invite them to our Evening Service on board. There " are several planters here of apparently considerable opulence and respec
'tability, living in decent houses, and with many comforts. One of the 'principals is an Englishman, but resident here thirty-three years. His com'forts may be in some degree due to four noble-looking sons, the youngest 'nineteen, all unmarried, and living and working at home. At the Even'ing Service, all these four were confirmed on board, with a few others. There were several more candidates, but they were deficient in know'ledge, and Mr. Kingwell had not been able to give them the neces'sary instructions. Those presented, were selected as well prepared and 'seriously disposed. Our cabin was filled with a most respectable and 'attentive congregation. I exhorted them, among other things, to proceed ' with their Church, which, though but a wooden structure like the rest, has been many years in progress, or rather not in progress, but standing 'still, and not so much for want either of ability or desire on the part of 'the people to finish it, as for want of some person to direct and order 'them. Could the Missionary remain but a fortnight in the place, to 'assign their parts and overlook and encourage them, he might see the ' good work completed, without his labour or other assistance, by the 'people themselves.
'It is obvious, however, that by a knowledge of joiner's and carpenter's 'work, he might materially assist as well as encourage; and I think 'it of importance that instruction in such matters should be given, in due place and proportion, at St. Augustine's and other Missionary Colleges. It is of far more importance, however, even in these works 'purely mechanical, that Clergymen should know how to direct and employ the mind and will of the people. The presiding mind is more necessary 'than the helping hand; and there is, of course, some danger of a Clergyman losing his proper place and influence, in descending to manual ' labour and cooperation.
In this Harbour, however, twenty stout and handy men would, I believe, be found, needing no help or direction beyond exhortation and 'admonition; and a decent church might be completed in a fortnight.. 'I was truly grieved that my stay must necessarily be so short; and I did 'what lay in my power to know and be known by the principal people, by 'receiving and conversing with them in my own cabin after the service.
All our readers will welcome a new series of 'Synodalia,' chiefly confined to documents, under the title of 'The Journal of Convocation,' (Rivingtons,) and the tried and valued editorship of Mr. Warren. How suggestive is the title!
A flight of Visitation and Commemoration Sermons, 'thick as autumnal leaves,' has reached us. Among them we may specify, 1. Mr. Lowe's, of Hurstperpoint, The Lord and Giver of Life,' (Masters.)-2. 'Ministerial Watchfulness,' by Mr. Cochin, of Birmingham, (Hatchard.)-3. The Presence of Christ in Holy Places, by Mr. Courtenay, (Masters.)—4. Mr. H. Seymour's, on 'Good Works at Bishop of Worcester's Visitation,' (Rivingtons.)-5. Mr. Cunningham's Ordination Sermon,' at Farnham Castle, (Hatchards.)-6. 'The Wisdom of Bezaleel,' by Mr. Baines, (Skeffington.)
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